Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity (Great Lives, Bk 2)
Esther A Woman of Strength and Dignity - Great Lives, Bk 2 Author:Charles R. Swindoll Everyone loves a transforming story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, and much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's invisible hand, writing silently across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, it is an account of a godly woman with the courage, wisdom, and strength to block... more » an evil plot, overthrow an arrogant killer, and replace with joy in thousands of Jewish homes. Through Esther's courageous struggle to help her people, Swindoll explains the power of divine providence in volume 2 of the best-selling "Great Lives" series.« less
Another wonderful book by Charles Swindoll. The book of Esther is one of the shortest books in the OT. Writing a book about the titular character is a challenge indeed. Biographical information is scant, and Esther's role in the story is subtle and short-spanned. That makes writing a whole book about her very difficult, even more difficult than the prophet Elijah (Elijah being the last Great Lives volume I read). Well this challenge didn't stop Mr. Swindell from undertaking the project, and I have to say the outcome is satisfactory. The path Charles took is to write a series of meditations or themes that revolved around Esther and her book. The work is less theological and more creative. The outcome is good, and I highly recommend this book.
I read this book while finishing up Beth Moore's bible study on Esther. Having been in a thorough and in depth study, I noticed this book is not as thorough. However, the story of Esther is incredible and powerful and Charles Swindoll is a great author! I probably should have read this book before I studied Esther in depth, but I liked it a lot anyway!